Positive Caregiving is Centered Around Five Positive Emotions
Research has shown that you can train your brain to become more open and prone to positive emotions at any age. Gratitude, empathy, forgiveness, love, and awe are five positive emotions especially useful in caregiving relationships and they have been shown to improve mental and physical well-being. Positive Caregiving provides caregivers an optimistic way to frame the caregiving experience - but sometimes people need help, suggestions, cues and encouragement to apply and to incorporate the positive into their day-to-day lives. Positive Caregiving's mobile app, book(s), and store (coming soon) offers caregivers a wide variety of simple, engaging activities to do with their care partners, a structured process to follow if they want it, as well as personal practices that are easy to incorporate into their busy schedules all based around gratitude, empathy, forgiveness, love and awe.
Savor, Nourish, Grow. TM
Nourishment for the soul
Drawing on the wisdom of philosophers and authors, spiritual leaders, artists and poets, thought-provoking insights remind us of our humanity, help us to recognize that while time passes and cultures evolve, the feelings that are critical in caregiving relationships like gratitude, empathy, forgiveness, love, and awe, have been central to the human experience across the ages.
Activities to savor the day
Savor the day with your care partner and incorporate more gratitude, empathy, forgiveness, love and awe into your daily life with shared activities focused on nurturing these positive emotions. Designed with reminiscence, cherishing, and joy in mind, each activity was curated to be easily performed with little to no materials found outside of most households and at little to no cost.
Practices for personal growth
Caregiving and care receiving offer opportunities for personal growth. Positive Caregiving provides personal practices that build off of the shared activities. Easy to act on, these behavioral tidbits and micromoments of gratitude, empathy, forgiveness, love and awe can be repeated and built upon to help counteract self-neglect, boost wellbeing, and build life-long resilience.